The World in 2030 by Ray Hammond

By Ray Hammond

343 Pages. Blue hide with photo of child at the entrance. Ray Hammond writes approximately destiny traits. released by means of variants Yago

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South-East Asia has been given a further boost: rich in resources, including rubber, crude oil, palm oil and natural gas, it looks likely to profit from China’s appetite for raw materials and energy for a long time to come. 46 By 2030 China’s economy is expected to be the largest47 or second largest48 in the world. But today ‘globalisation’ seems to be regarded by many people as the rape of poor ethnic cultures by the rich countries of the developed world – witness the mobs of anti-globalisation protestors49 who turn up at most G8 meetings.

We are starting to understand the buildings blocks of human biology. Over the next few years the ‘master map’ of the human gene pool will be completed to a large extent and, as computer power rapidly increases, it will become possible to sequence the genomic map of each individual patient 40 The World in 2030 (at least, of those patients lucky enough to be living in the developed world). In ‘Extreme Future,’ James Canton describes the coming medical revolution in the following way: Speculation about disease and treatment will give way to a more precise, predictive and health-enhancing type of medicine: Longevity Medicine.

Although a daunting task, considerable progress in gene identification is being made. Biologists at Harvard recently identified the gene responsible for triggering tanning69 when skin is exposed to ultraviolet light. It turns out to be a wellknown tumour suppressor called p53, often dubbed the ‘guardian of the genome’. Such knowledge may be put to use in both trivial and critical applications. A tanning lotion may one day be produced which turns on the p53 gene to produce a natural tan within the skin without the user having to be exposed to the harmful effects of ultra-violet radiation from the sun.

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